Skip to main content

Picturing the Underground Railroad: Historical Context Through Book Covers

Students analyze three book covers to understand historical context, to reflect on how identity impacts interpretation, and to discuss the role of media makers in crafting historical representations.

Select from the Download menu to download materials, or click on an individual resource below.

Please be patient. This download may take a while depending on your internet connection
preparing files...

User Feedback

Resource Details

Relevant Subject Area(s)

Visual Arts, Commercial Arts/Advertising, US History, Civics And Government, Sociology, Library/Information Literacy, ELA/English Language Arts

Grade Level(s)

Middle School, High School, College

Media Type(s)

Illustration, Literature, Photograph


Carmen DiBartolomeo & Chris Sperry

View Standards

Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: Informational text (RI)